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Hockey Matchup - Boston Bruins New Jersey Devils Odds Preview

New Jersey Devils

Boston Bruins
1-5-4 October 26, 2013, 07:00 PM | TD Garden 7-2-0

Boston will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the New Jersey Devils pay a visit to TD Garden.

The Bruins sit at 7-2-0 on the season; in comparison, the Devils are currently 1-5-4. Looking to wager on the totals? Boston is 1-6-2 OU, and New Jersey is 3-5-2 OU.

View New Jersey Devils vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -205 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Bruins at No. 12 and the Devils at No. 24 heading into this contest.

The Devils were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Vancouver at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

Boston won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Sharks on October 24. Bettors who backed the Bruins at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 14-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 26 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 12.9% rate while the Devils have a 85.19% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Devils at Bruins trends to consider:
New Jersey is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
New Jersey is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 9 games
Boston is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, October 29th
Boston at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, October 30th